Strong leadership is always needed for a company, no matter how big or small that company is. The recent changes at Coriant, for example, are more proof that this sentiment rings true.
Coriant, an optical transport vendor that operates in the telecom industry has just recently appointed none other than Shaygan Kheradpir to the position of company CEO. Kheradpir earned the position simply by being a hard worker, notably by working very closely with the company’s senior management team dating as far back as early 2015, and cooperating with those vendors. Even when he was serving as an operating executive while working at Marlin Equity Partners his hard work did not go unnoticed, which is part of what got him selected for this new executive position. Kheradpir now replaces former CEO Pat DiPietro, who will serve as the vice chairman and also operating partner for Marlin Equity Partners.
Before Shaygan Kheradpir came to Coriant, he was simply a regular citizen, born in London, England but raised mainly in Iran after he moved there. When he came of age he enrolled in at Cornell University in the United States and moved there while he studied in the school of electrical engineering. Eventually his work there earned him a promotion that was to be him as the chief information officer (CIO) of the company.
In the year 2000 GTE and Bell Atlantic formed a merger and Verizon Communications was the end result of this. Kheradpir remained in the position of CIO at Verizon and his main goal was to manage small groups that would be responsible for developing any new technology that could be put on the market. One of the team’s big contributions eventually led to a better use for Verizon FiOs’ fiber optic initiative and digital video recording, effectively changing the way that customers could view and use live television. Kheradpir’s time at Verizon saw a significant reduction in the number of IT staff and budget needed to run the company. He was also responsible for cutting down on the number of purchases the company would make from vendors, particularly ones that had used failed business models to do work.
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